Business support program

The Northern Grampians Shire Council Business Support Program supports local businesses to expand and develop, and encourages the establishment of new businesses in the shire. Council is seeking applications for financial support from this program from businesses that encourage:

  • local employment

  • business diversification 

  • redressing industry-specific issues

  • COVID-19 business recovery

Grant value

Up to $5,000




Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants must:

  • be operating within, or for new businesses, planning to establish in the Northern Grampians Shire in the next 12 months
  • have a registered ABN - businesses, sole traders and community organisations 
  • demonstrate financial competence 
  • complete an online Business Support Program application form
  • not already receive substantial support from council

Applications will not be considered for:

  • businesses operating outside of the Northern Grampians Shire
  • projects that can be funded through other Government department programs (e.g. Small Business Victoria)
  • projects that duplicate existing services or resources available locally
  • projects that have already commenced
  • ongoing or recurrent funding

Grant open

2020/21 financial year - applications closed. 


Before completing your Business Support Program application you must:

  1. Speak to a member of the council's Community Development Team.
  2. Read the program guidelines.
  3. Meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.

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It is a condition of this application that any contributions made via the Business Support Grants Program are to be acquitted within 12 months - unless written permission is granted between the applicant and the Northern Grampians Shire Council.

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Note funding has closed for the Business Beautification Program